Purdue Pharma reaches tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuits

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Description: A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months. But litigation is sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it. Source: CBS.com – video report Date: Sep 11, 2019… Read more »

Why one money manager is jumping back into Canadian energy

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Description: Rafi Tahmazian, senior portfolio manager at Canoe Financial, joins BNN Bloomberg to talk about why he’s increasing his position in Canadian energy. He says that unprecedented valuations are largely behind this move. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 12, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/commodities/video/why-one-money-manager-is-jumping-back-into-canadian-energy%7E1776827 Questions for discussion: Summarize the industry analysis presented by Rafi Tahmazian…. Read more »

In a world of disappearing income, these stable stocks pay a high dividend yield

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Description: In a world of falling and even negative interest rates, investors are searching high and low for yield. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/04/in-a-world-of-disappearing-income-these-stable-stocks-pay-a-high-dividend-yield.html Questions for discussion: What do you think about the advice presented to investors in this report? What are the risks to investors who choose to follow the advice?… Read more »

‘Canada is pretty much played out’: What Canopy Rivers learned from thousands of pot pitches

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Description: Members of the deal team at Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV.V) look at about seven investment opportunities a day, getting to know cannabis entrepreneurs eager for financial backing in a sector where the stigma of illegal drugs lingers. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Sep 05, 2019 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canada-is-pretty-much-played-out-what-canopy-rivers-learned-from-thousands-of-pot-pitches-141549137.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the investment thinking at Canopy… Read more »

Roku is growing even faster than Netflix did at the same point, analyst says

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Description: Roku’s streaming business is growing faster than Netflix was at a similar stage in the company’s life, according to analysts at William Blair. The firm said it expects Roku to reach 80 million active accounts by 2025. Source: CNBC.com Date: Aug 27, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/27/roku-growing-faster-than-netflix-did-at-same-point-william-blair-says.html Questions for discussion: Why is this financial analyst so optimistic about the… Read more »

Credit risks see three banks decouple from Big Six

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Description: Three Canadian banks are retesting the floors they reached in December, decoupling from the rest of the Big Six in what analysts say is a sign of uncertain times. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Aug 28, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/canadian-banks-decouple-from-one-another-as-economic-cycle-wanes Questions for discussion: Summarize the assessments and predictions made in this report. Do you agree? What should… Read more »

The $30 Billion Exodus: Foreign Oil Firms Bail on Canada

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Description: Capital keeps marching out of Canada’s oil industry, with Kinder Morgan Inc.’s sale of its remaining holdings in the country on Wednesday adding to more than $30 billion of foreign-company divestitures in the past three years. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Aug 21, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-21/the-30-billion-exodus-foreign-oil-firms-are-bailing-on-canada?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: What is happening in the Canadian oil… Read more »

US crude plunges 2.9%, settling at $63.30, after Trump says he told OPEC to tame fuel costs

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Description: Oil prices tumbled as much as 4% on Friday, extending early losses after President Donald Trump said he told OPEC to take action to temper fuel costs. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 26, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/26/oil-market-opec-output-rises-us-sanctions-on-iranian-oil-in-focus.html Questions for discussion: Why did oil prices pull back, according to the report? Explain oil prices and their effect… Read more »

Uber IPO: 5 things you need to know about potentially the biggest IPO in years

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Description: Ride-hailing startup will report some nontraditional metrics as it seeks to provide information on much more than ride hailing Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Apr 26, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/uber-ipo-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-potentially-the-biggest-ipo-in-years-2019-04-12?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: Summarize the assessments made about Uber’s IPO. Do you agree?